Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Orleans Dining

The Columns : Classy Sipping on a Southern Style Porch

 

front view of the porch of the Columnes Hotel on St. Charles Ave.

Photo courtsey of Tripadvisor

The Columns Hotel and upscale bar stands out among other beautiful mansions lining St. Charles Ave. Just a few blocks away from Southern Comfort B&B, the Columns is a popular destination with its stately and welcoming front porch, the focal point of this establishment.

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New Orleans Dining

Exclusive Wines, Exceptional Seafood: Superior Seafood and Oyster

Photo courtesy of Superior Seafood

Photo courtesy of Superior Seafood

 

Just 3 blocks away from Southern Comfort B&B, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar is a central St. Charles establishment that is growing in popularity. Located at the busy intersection of Napoleon and St. Charles Ave, they are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week plus brunch on Sundays, a menu that includes “hangover” cocktails in addition to a wide array of foods.

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Holidays

Valentine’s In New Orleans

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New Orleans is the most romantic city in the country, don’t you agree? And you can see it in so many distinctive ways. We’ve got horsedrawn (or muledrawn) carriage rides through the lacy iron-adorned streets of the French Quarter; we’ve got the elegant St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride for $1.50, past the Victorian mansions and live oak trees and ivy-covered universities; we’ve got the free ferry ride from Canal Street across the Mississippi River, with the stately old-world façade of St. Louis Cathedral looming in the background, like something out of Disney, as you glide slowly across the river.  There are reasons so many movies get filmed in New Orleans.  We live in the prettiest European –or is it Caribbean? – town you’re likely to find in the United States.

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New Orleans Events

After the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Barge

 

We waited, and we watched while our city was transformed for the 2013 Super Bowl; and we wondered whether it would all be worth it.  YES, it was!  So exciting that Super Bowl XLVII, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, happened right here, where we don’t just know how to throw a party, we live a party.  For our tenth ever Super Bowl, now at the renamed and renovated Mercedes-Benz Superdome, we postponed a few Carnival parades, but the Super Bowl’s magic took over.  The weather was beautiful, and the whole town was scrubbed, shiny, and dressed up in its best clothes.  Is New Orleans “back?”  Yep, big time!  It was enough to make us cry during the game.  What about those commercials? read more »